Colors and materials were important to represent the space’s identity. Metal was chosen for its flexible and resistant attributes, ideal for a more dynamic place like a restaurant; wood for being an organic and comfortable material, to which people feel more connected; the tiles for being a more practical and easy to clean material, bringing lightness and freshness to the space. Regarding the colors, green relates to nature and serenity, and orange relates to energy and spontaneity, balancing the environment.
Overall, we intended to create a flexible space, adapted to people’s daily needs. Therefore, Tolstoy was organized in three different sitting areas: the central area, the most social, where people can enjoy more time and space eating together; the windows area, perfect for who wants to relax and enjoy the view outside; the mirror area, a place for people in a hurry, who want just a quick bite or a coffee. Furniture was designed in a way to encourage people to change, to adapt and mix the three areas.